surrender


surrender
sur|ren|der1 [səˈrendə US -ər] v
[Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: surrendre, from sur- ( SURCHARGE) + rendre 'to give back, yield']
1.) [I and T]
to say officially that you want to stop fighting or to stop avoiding the police, government etc because you realize that you cannot win
The terrorists were given ten minutes to surrender.
surrender to sb
Thousands of illegal immigrants in Japan have surrendered to police.
surrender yourself (to sb)
He immediately surrendered himself to the authorities.
2.) [T]
to give your soldiers, land or weapons to an enemy after you have been defeated
They were given two hours to surrender their weapons.
3.) [T]
to give up something or someone because you are forced to
Cath was most reluctant to surrender her independence.
Marchers who had cameras were forced to surrender their film.
4.) surrender to sth
to allow yourself to be controlled or influenced by something
Colette surrendered to temptation and took out a cigarette.
5.) [T] formal
to give something such as a ticket or a ↑passport to an official
surrender sth to sb
Steir voluntarily surrendered his license to the State.
surrender 2
surrender2 n [singular, U]
1.) when you say officially that you want to stop fighting because you realize that you cannot win
the humiliation of unconditional surrender (=accepting total defeat)
surrender to sb/sth
the Nazis' surrender to the Allied forces
2.) when you give away something or someone, usually because you are forced to
surrender of
a surrender of power
the surrender of all illegal weapons
3.) when you allow yourself to be controlled or influenced by something
total surrender to drug addiction

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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